It seems Wayne Rooney likes a challenge, doesn’t he?
The former Everton and Manchester United star saw his managerial career begin in the deep end as he looked to try and cut his teeth as a manager with Derby County, and he did reasonably well.
While he did not manage to save the club from relegation last season before walking away, many would have forgiven him if he had decided to leave before then given everything that he had to go through as the Rams’ boss.
Now, it seems he is ready to try out another challenge by testing himself at another former club, as he heads stateside and re-joins DC United; this time as manager.
A report by the BBC has revealed that he is set to take up the mantle at the club, with his ex-side really finding it difficult in the MLS this season. Indeed, they have found life so difficult that those who wager using what can be considered the best betting promos according to offers.bet have often decided to opt against the franchise.
For example, those that were interested in the clash with the Philadelphia Union last Friday will have either been pleased that they avoided DC United, or perhaps were happy that they wagered against them as they were thumped 7-0.
The soccer club is currently second-bottom in the Eastern Conference, and while relegation is not something that can be experienced in the MLS, Rooney will certainly be tasked with trying to improve things as best as he could for the club he spent 18 months with during his playing days, scoring 25 goals in 52 appearances.
While we are around the midway point of the season, it would not be a surprise if the club were happy to write off this campaign and look at implementing new methods on the training pitch in order to begin next year as strong as possible, however we all know that there will be pride at stake and that results will need to change straight away.
If he is confirmed imminently as the new manager, he could be in the dugout for the game against the Columbus Crew on Wednesday night, although the first game in which he would likely be able to contribute anything on the training ground could be the match on Saturday with Minnesota United, or the friendly against FC Bayern in a week’s time.
It will be interesting to see if Wazza is able to have the same kind of impact as he did at Derby, in regard to seemingly keeping players motivated to perform well, and if he can help DC United climb the table.